Friday, May 17, 2013

You Thought I Was Done?

Every now and then, I have a smart idea. Sometimes it's gingham and ikat, sometimes it's bed coverings as curtains. On this night? Our lone group shot.

(ps - Those are the new favorite shorts.)

So. We went mini golfing one evening after Early Bird dinner. Because we're wild like that.
It was super fun and not just because I came in second (out of 4 - haha) but because Cory was pulling out some really messed up moves. He was a hot mess. Emphasis on hot.

There was another foursome right ahead of us. In my mind they were a full generation older than us, but that's because I often still think I'm in my early twenties instead of my late thirties (true story). They were having the most miserable time. No laughing. No inappropriate humor. Men on one side, women on the other. Drab footwear. It was depressing.

Can we all vow right now to never turn into that? Scout's honor.

I miss my friend. 5 days together and then BOOM. She was gone.
I ran into her last night unexpectedly at the grocery (score!). She was looking all cute in her rad pixie and the cutest skirt. I told her, "I always LOVE that skirt." She looked at me strangely..."I bought it from you. At your garage sale."

hahaha. I honestly don't remember ever owning it. I just remember loving it when she wears it. The more we talked, I vaguely remembered it. But I don't remember liking it when I owned it. (Hence the garage sale?) In a million years I could not have told you that she bought it from my sale. Did I even have a garage sale?? I'm not convinced.

This is just how life is for me and my everyday people. It's not as funny in person. It's more, "You need to get more sleep, Shannan."

This was my last night of vacay, when I had given up. 3 evenings of looking cute had taken their toll. I was spent. So I wore a weird outfit and didn't do my hair.

It turns out, I should never have packed the Blue Dress for No Dang Reason. After wearing it with knit tights, a cardigan, and tall boots, I felt downright scandalous for the 3 minutes I donned it solo.

So I tried on a new dress I'd bought at Target a month ago. It's short in the front a long in the back. You know, a mullet dress. When I first spotted it, I thought it seemed like the quirkiest find ever. So I nabbed it. Then I saw youngsters everywhere sporting the look and it lost some of its sheen. On second glance, it was a giant arrow pointing straight to my chicken legs which were now partially sunburned (left knee cap, left side of right calf, lower right ankle. Don't ask.)

In the end: my gray knit skirt and a t-shirt that keeps narrowly escaping the Goodwill pile.

But at least we had the sunset.

Say it with me, "Awwwww!"

Let's speed this up a bit. One line captions!
"No comment."

"The tree stands alone."

"Dude looks sketchy."

"Sidewalk to Heaven."

"I hate tourists."

"I hope the lady doesn't remember that this is my third night in a row of mocha almond fudge."

Cholesterol free! Lactose free!
Or Gourmet.

And last but not least...
Some traditions beg to be kept.

So there. I'm done.

I'm getting ready now to hunker down with the season finale of Scandal. Tomorrow is a crazy-hectic day, but I'm banking on it being the good kind of busy. Garden planting, garage saleing, and Calvin tests for his yellow belt!

What's on your agenda?


  1. We're host farming, train riding and anniversarying here tomorrow. We will squeeze it to the last drop!

    You vacay was dreamy.

  2. Just finished season-finale of Scandal. I wasn't much taken... until the last 5 seconds. Boom!

    Weekend? Had a little fam party for Joey. Can't believe she'll be five. Oh. And grading essays.

  3. I am infamous for having random sunburns on my body...however, it has got me out of "lotioning up the kids" duty.

    And I have just now come to the realization that I am no longer in the same category as college students...
    I will be 33 in a month.
    Far from college student age.

    That's all.

  4. Once I read "a mullet dress" I couldn't stop laughing the rest of the post! My girls have those kind of dresses and I've always thought they were kind of weird. Now I know why...they're wearing a mullet!

    And don't worry, I think I'm 22 most days. Except after sitting on the floor with my kids...I have to get up ever so slowly.

  5. your one line captions made me laugh out loud. thank you.
    my weekend - not working! for the first time in 2 months - woot! woot! so you can bet we will be doing a whole lot of....nothing. love.
    oh, and go Calvin with that yellow belt!

  6. Our weekend : baseball (if it stops raining), friends over to eat & hangout, yardwork.

    Scandal - what did you think?! I was wondering what all the fuss was about... till right at the end! :-)

  7. ...i am so excited...i have just turned 65... i zoomed are wearing my earrings...i wear them all the time (people think they are welded to my ears)...does this mean i am rad...blessings laney

  8. ...i am so excited...i have just turned 65... i zoomed are wearing my earrings...i wear them all the time (people think they are welded to my ears)...does this mean i am rad...blessings laney

  9. Shonda Rhimes and all her twists and turns. I loved the episode, totally did not see that last situation coming, and wonder how long she's keeping Scott Foley on.

    Loved how you didn't remember your very own skirt. My memory is slowly failing me- I have to start writing things down a whole lot more.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. I'm 41, but usually I'm 27 or something.


  11. total cute & funness
    & the mysterious garage sale skirt is hilarious!

  12. Ok, I love that you can't remember the skirt. Or garage sale.

  13. nothing like good friends and vacation..but you put the two together and the world stands still and sings something close to the star spangled banner.

    sweeeeeeet memories.

  14. I always think I'm around 29 until I realize I can't see very well and could use bifocals.

    Damned eyes!

    I did get carded for my margarita after my niece's college graduation yesterday. I wanted to hug the man.

  15. Okay, okay, your vacay pics were cute and all but THE SEASON FINALE OF SCANDAL! Seriously. Holy smokes. Speak to me about your thoughts.


  16. Those beach shots are gorgeous.

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